Same Sex Marriage

"Gay marriage — it’s not about two people being gay;it’s about two people who love each otherand who have decided to commit to each otherfor the exact same reasons any other couple would get married."
— Luke Macfarlane
Chief Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, long a proponent of same sex marriage, once said: “People who love each other and want to live together should be able to enjoy the blessings and the strife in the marriage relationship.”

On June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage in all 50 states. The final paragraph of Justice Anthony Kennedy’s opinion holding that couples of the same sex have a constitutional right to wed is a cogent statement of what marriage means.

Said Justice Kennedy, “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It 

would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, 

respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The 

Constitution grants them that right. It is so ordered!”

We celebrate this major step toward total equality everywhere by providing the same memorable personalized ceremonies to all couples, who wish to make a commitment honoring their love, whether gay or straight; young or old; same or different races, cultures, religions (or no religion). Living in the greater Chicagoland area, I am willing to travel within the Midwest.